The Missouri Tigers are moving on to the second round of the Big 12 Tournament after their 88-84 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Guard Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting on the night while Michael Dixon and Kim English also chipped in with 17 and 15 respectively. Denmon also helped the Tigers come back from blowing their 13-point second-half advantage by sinking the second of his two free throws with 1.7 seconds left in the game.
The Tigers advance to play the Texas A&M Aggies in the second round of the tournament. Missouri narrowly lost in its regular season meeting with Texas A&M, dropping the road contest 91-89 in overtime. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
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Updated 2011 Big 12 Tournament bracket (all times EST):
First round: Wednesday, March 9
No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers def. No. 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys, 53-52
No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes def. No. 12 Iowa St. Cowboys, 77-75
No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners def. No. 7 Baylor Bears, 87-64
No. 6 Missouri Tigers def. No. 11 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 88-84
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. OSU, 12:30, ESPN2
No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3
No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou/Texas Tech, 9:30, ESPN2
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Thursday afternoon winners, 7, ESPN3
Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN
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